Lynn Harter, Ph.D.

Lynn Harter, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact
Scripps Hall 105B

Specialization: Narrative Approaches to Health; Organizing for Social Change; Social Justice; Feminist Theory

Guided by narrative and feminist sensibilities, my scholarly agenda focuses on the communicative construction of possibility as individuals and groups organize for survival and social change amidst embodied differences. My research encompasses a range of issues including pediatric cancer care, disability-related concerns, the organizing of healthcare for undeserved populations, poverty and homelessness. The various strands of my program of research are connected by a primary concern:  how do symbolic, material, and corporeal resources foster resiliency among individuals living in vulnerable bodies?

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